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Lucinda MacKethan

Lucinda H. MacKethan is Alumni Distinguished Professor of English Emerita at North Carolina State University, where she taught courses primarily in Southern and African American literature. She is the author or editor of six books, including Daughters of Time: Creating Women's Voice in Southern Story and the coedited Companion to Southern Literature. MacKethan was a fellow at the National Humanities Center where her curricula and lectures appear on the center's online program for teacher enrichment. She is senior consultant for the NEH award-winning radio play website She lectures nationally on the culture of the Old South.
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Anya Seton
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By Lucinda MacKethan
Cloth Price 30.00

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Published Aug 2020

Anya Seton was the bestselling author of 10 historical novels, including the masterpieces Katherine and The Winthrop Woman, which are still widely beloved over 60 years after their publication; yet there has never before been a book-length biography about this great American writer. Ann Seton was born in 1904 the daughter of two celebrity writers: Ernest Thompson Seton and Grace Gallatin Seton. At age 36 and self-renamed Anya, she placed her first novel with a major publisher. Anya the author was protective of her private life yet also mused, “I suppose I write myself over and over again in my heroines.” She reinvented herself within carefully researched historical settings and biographical materials that provided both escape and wish-fulfillment. In journal entries, letters, and “self-analyses,” she provides an intimate study of what it meant to her to be a writer. She wrote probably her own best epitaph while working on her masterpiece, Katherine: “My forte is story, and a peculiarly meticulous (fearful, yes) desire to weave historical fact into story. Make history come alive and as exciting as the past is to me.”